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The Modern period at Maggs begins around 1800. We have a fair sized general stock of literature, and can usually offer a good range of first editions by the Romantic poets, Jane Austen, the Brontes, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, Thomas Hardy, Joseph Conrad, Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot, James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, poets of the First World War, T.E. Lawrence, Winston Churchill, Evelyn Waugh, Dylan Thomas, John Betjeman and their contemporaries.

We are particularly keen on association material, and are effective cataloguers and sellers of literary archives. Among the book illustrators of the period we specialise in the work of William Blake, Aubrey Beardsley, Max Beerbohm, Jack Butler Yeats, Edward Gordon Craig, Eric Gill and David Jones as well as the works of the principal private presses.

Featured Items

JONES, David

Uncut Woodblock with full design for Le Morte Darthur title page drawn onto the block.

The detailed design is drawn in pencil and is highlighted in china white. 192 x 126 mms. 1929.

GILL, Eric

The Passion of Perpetua and Felicity Martyred at Carthage A.D. CCIII

A new translation by W.H. Shewring. With engraved initials and illustrations, two handcoloured, two in red with red cross on upper cover. 4to., original printed wrappers. London, printed for the Fleuron at the Fanfare Press in Perpetua Roman made by the Lanston Monotype Corporation from the design of Eric Gill.

ANDERSEN, HOWITT, Hans Christian., Mary translator

Wonderful Stories for Children.

4 hand-coloured lithographed plates, First English edition, small 8vo., original blue cloth blocked in blind and gilt, a.e.g., London, Chapman and Hall.